Ancient and romantic medieval fortress, the city of Como, which gave birth to the famous inventor Alessandro Volta, immediately strikes the visitor for the ancient and imposing perimeter walls that highlight the profile of a true stronghold. Walking along the Federician walls, it will be possible to admire historic neighborhoods such as San Fedele, imposing medieval squares such as Piazza del Duomo and Piazza San Fedele and architectural structures of incomparable beauty, such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. But the city of Como is able to offer the visitor numerous artistic, historical and architectural alternatives. The center of Como is today one of the main hubs of modern and contemporary art thanks to the rationalist architectures of Giuseppe Terragni and the futuristic architectures of Antonio Sant'Elia. But there are also numerous places of art and worship in the city. Among the main ones are the Basilica of San Fedele, which preserves "baroque" decorations dating back to the sixteenth century; the former Church of San Pietro in Atrio, today home to an important exhibition collection; the Giovio Archaeological Museum, which houses a vast collection of artefacts dating back to prehistory and the Roman Gate, a solid masonry construction that in Roman times was the key to the city of Novum Comum (today's Como).
The city of Como is well connected with the main national and international locations through the nearby airports of "Milan Malpensa" (about 60 km away) and Milan Linate "(about 65 km). Also provided efficient train connections (as many as three train stations in the city) or buses. Reaching the center of Como is in fact easy for travelers coming from Italy or the main European locations.
The city of Como is easily reachable by air both with flag carriers and low cost. To reach the city of Como from the "Milan Malpensa" airport, in the province of Varese, it is possible to use the "Malpensa Express" shuttle service that connects the airport with the Milano Cadorna station: from here connections every 30 minutes with the Como Nord Lago. From the "Milano Linate" airport to reach the Como area, the "Starfly" bus service is recommended, which will take you to the Milano Centrale train station. From the central station of Milan there are numerous train connections both with regional routes and high-speed trains to the city of Como.
The city of Como has three railway stations: Como San Giovanni (Piazzale San Gottardo); Como Nord Lago (Largo Leopardi) and Como Borghi (Piazzale Gerbetto), which provide fast and fast connections to the stations of Milano Cadorna and Milano Porta Garibaldi (about 60 minutes), but also with the towns of Lecco (about 70 minutes) and Saronno (about 40 minutes). Scheduled high-speed routes with Trenitalia trains (Frecciarossa and Frecciargento). For more information, consult the company's website.
The city of Como is connected to many localities of the province thanks to a dense network of suburban buses. The bus station (Piazza Matteotti) is close to Como Lago Nord train station and Como San Giovanni station. Public transport is managed by the company Autolinee ASF .
If you plan to spend a few days in the beautiful town of Como, the car is probably not the best choice. Much of the historical center of the city is in fact forbidden to cars.
Every day from Piazza De Gasperi, next to the Como Lago Nord railway station, the funicular railway leaves from the Lombard municipality to Brunate: a small and delightful town with breathtaking views.
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